Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Dobbins Air Reserve Base is a United States air reserve base located in Marietta, Georgia. It is the largest multi-service reserve training base in the world.
The 94th Airlift Wing is the host unit at Dobbins ARB supporting all agencies and tenants at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. It is organized into a headquarters element, three groups, and a medical element containing 11 Squadrons and 4 Flights (1,800 personnel).
The mission of the 94th Airlift Wing is to provide highly trained Citizen Airmen who execute versatile and reliable C-130 operations. To accomplish this, the wing recruits, organizes and trains Air Force Reservists for active duty in time of war, national emergency or contingency tasking.
Dobbins ARB was built in 1943 and was originally called Marietta Army Airfield. In 1950, the named changed to Dobbins Air Force Base to honor Capt. Charles Dobbins, a pilot from Marietta. Captain Dobbins was killed during World War II when his C-47 aircraft was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea. In June 1992, the name was changed to Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
The 94th Airlift Wing is divided into three groups, a headquarters element, and a medical element involving twelve squadrons and one flight. The 94th Airlift Wing is there to give experienced Citizen Airmen who executes multifarious and trustworthy C-130 operations. For this to work, the wing trains and systemize Air Force Reservists for emergency or in time for wars. The wings aircrew utilize the C-130H aircraft to distribute cargo and recourses to locations ranging from dirt runways to international airports. Flight crews will also distribute paratroopers and equipment by airdrop during times in need.
As of 2007, the population consists of nearly 2,500 Air Force reservists and civilians assigned to the 94th AW and 22nd Air Force combined. More than 2,000 Navy, Marine Corps and Army reservists are also stationed at the base.
Now, Dobbins ARB supports more than 10,000 guardsmen and reservists from the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines.